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January 15, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, collective bargaining, Goodluck Jonathon, Nigerian, oil, strike, unions | Leave a comment
ABUJA (Reuters) – President Goodluck Jonathan and labor unions failed in overnight talks to reach a compromise over the removal of fuel subsidies that has raised fears of a shutdown of Nigeria’s oil industry, union and presidency sources said Monday.
Jonathan was expected to make a public address later on Monday and unions declined to comment until he had spoken.
Unions said Sunday that nationwide strikes and protests would resume Monday if no agreement was reached in Africa’s second-largest economy and number one crude producer.
Oil unions have said they will shut oil output if talks reach deadlock – Nigeria accounts for 8 percent of U.S. oil imports and is also a key source for Europe and Asia.
But labor sources say that if another round is planned the unions are likely to keep oil flowing.
Global oil prices were boosted by Nigeria supply fears late last week and a serious production outage would push them sharply higher, according to traders and analysts.
March 6, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: AOL, Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, strike, unpaid contributors | Leave a comment
Arianna Huffington is being cast by some unpaid Huffington Post contributors as an unethical robber baron. With Huffington awash in funds from AOL’s $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post, contributors have called a strike to demand proper compensation.
The Huffington Post, established in 2005, emerged as a leading source of aggregated news content and liberal commentary written by unpaid contributors. With the success of the site, founder Arianna Huffington rocketed to national fame, frequently appearing as a guest on cable news programs.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/04/huffington-post-contributors-go-on-strike-propose-collective-bargaining/#ixzz1FrD62Q7D
December 16, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: George Clooney, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, SAG, Sally Field, Screen Actors Guild, strike | 4 comments
The Screen Actor’s Guild has been actively trying to get a new contract for its members, but talks have been stalled, and now, as the economy continues to be troubled, many of the marquee-named actors are standing up against the SAG management reagrding a Strike Vote.
Sally Field, George Clooney, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, and Alec Baldwin are among a growing group of actors that say that now is NOT the time for the actor’s to go out on strike, now is not the time to put many others out of work because of a strike.
While their politics may tend to lean toward the left, their actions in the strike discussions show that their are times where their politics is not as important as what the right thing to do is.